Valvular Disease and the Effects on the Heart


My steam project is on valvular heart disease. I describe the pathway of blood through the heart and circulatory system and diseases of heart valves that affect this blood flow. This picture shows a healthy non-diseased heart next to an enlarged heart with a leaky pulmonary valve.  The link above is how to access a video I recorded to describe both hearts.

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For my project, I decided to bake heart-shaped cookies of electrocardiogram readings. An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) graphically records the electrical signal of the heart to examine different heart conditions. This is how abnormal heart rhythm can be detected. It is the composite of all action potentials at a given …

The Relationship Between COPD and Congestive Heart Failure

The cardiovascular system and respiratory system are very closely connected and rely on each other heavily. Understanding how they are connected is one of the objectives for this course. I chose to dig deeper into this relationship through my steam project by comparing COPD and CHF. The art portion of …